Food Security 2017

Societal Challenge 2 in Horizon 2020: 'Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy'


All profiles and presentations are now publicly accessible

Do you intend to prepare a proposal addressing a topic in the 2018 'Sustainable Food Security' (SFS) call published in the Horizon 2020 work programme addressing Societal Challenge 2?

From the 7th to 10th November 2017, the 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2017) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic. The RAFA 2017 Symposium will be preceded by a thematically linked brokerage event organised by the EU-funded BioHorizon project on 6th November 2017. Taking place at the same location and organised in conjunction with the hosts of RAFA 2017, the BioHorizon brokerage event is offered free-of-charge and is open to all interested stakeholders subject to prior registration. The purpose of the brokerage event is to help all research stakeholders find the right partners for consortia addressing topics in the upcoming 'Sustainable Food Security' call 2018.

If you are attending RAFA 2017, the BioHorizon brokerage event is a perfect opportunity to make a start building your Horizon 2020 consortium! Even if you do not plan to attend RAFA 2017, participation at the BioHorizon brokerage event is open to you. Places are limited, however, so prior registration is a must. To facilitate brokerage and the advance scheduling of bilateral meetings between participants, you will be required to submit a research profile upon registration. This profile allows under attendees to check-out your skills and experience in advance. Registration for the brokerage event is expected to open on 6th September 2017 and will be possibly through this website only.

The event organiser reserves the right to close the registration before the indicated date in case the maximal capacity is reached!

More information on RAFA 2017 can be found here.


6th November 2017 - BioHorizon Regional Brokerage Event

The BioHorizon brokerage event will be dedicated to consortium building. The main part of the event will comprise bilateral meetings between people interested in the same call topics. Following successful registration for the event, participants can pre-arrange these bilateral meetings automatically by means of a sophisticated, user-friendly match-making tool based on the profiles and research interests recorded in the system by participants.

In addition to the bilateral meetings between potential project partners, participants will also be able to meet with representatives of various supporting bodies and initiatives, as well as with the NCPs from the BioHorizon project, responsible for the organisation of the event. This represents an opportunity for attendees to draw on personalised support and information.

The event programme will also provide a limited number of researchers and entrepreneurs a platform to present their project ideas and expertise in 5 minute flash presentations.


M2M + Symposium

Find cooperation partners for the upcoming call on 'Sustainable Food Security' in Horizon 2020's SC2.


M2M + Symposium

Present your project idea to a diverse and enthusiastic audience in a 5 minute pitch.



The BioHorizon brokerage event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities and research centres, government organisations and NGOs, and others involved in research, from Europe and beyond, interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners. The thematic focus of the event will cover the call on 'Sustainable Food Security' of the Horizon 2020 SC2 work programme for 2018.


Main topics

  • Sustainable food security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains

Why participate?

  • To facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia
  • To present, discuss and develop new project ideas at an international level
  • To initiate cross-border contacts
  • To receive first-hand advice and support from National Contact Points


The organisers expect that the demand for places will be high. Priority of participation will be granted to registrants who provide high quality research profiles and indicate specific project initiatives based on the upcoming calls. Participation is limited to two people representing the same department/organisation.


Flash presentations

Researchers and entrepreneurs are also invited to present their project ideas addressing topics contained in the call for 'Sustainable Food Security' of the SC2 work programme for 2018 in short 'flash presentations'. Interest in presenting a flash presentation can be indicated at registration. These presentations should preferably be made by prospective project coordinators. A presentation template is provided by the event organisers.


Webinar ‘How to maximize your matchmaking opportunities’

Matchmaking events offer participants the opportunity to expand their network, find potential collaboration partners with the right expertise, and establish new project consortia. However, newcomers to this kind of events that are not well aware of the rules of the game of networking are often not able to utilize their full potential.

With this webinar, Ms Elena Angiolini from the BioHorizon NCP network explained how to make best use of matchmaking events and provided attendees with some do’s and don’ts and valuable tips how to maximise the event’s outcome. All steps, from the creation of cooperation profiles before the event to the pitching during an event and the follow-up afterwards have been addressed.

The training took place on 28th September 2017. Here you can watch the recording of the webinar and download the presentation in PDF format.


BioHorizon EU Funding

Supported by

closed since 2 Nov 2017
Registration 15 Sep – 2 Nov
Meeting Selection 6 Oct – 3 Nov
Event 6 Nov
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Freyova 33
Prague, Czech Republic
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 48
Meetings 46
Austria 1
Belarus 1
Belgium 2
Brazil 1
Canada 1
Chile 2
China 1
Croatia 3
Czech Republic 24
Egypt 1
France 3
Germany 3
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 1
Ireland 1
Italy 4
Netherlands 2
Poland 4
Portugal 1
South Africa 1
Spain 1
Tunisia 1
Turkey 5
Total 64
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Before Event774
After Event 972